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JB Holmes Spoils a Good Walk

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Somewhere Kevin Na is letting out a long sigh. Thanks to JB Holmes’ play on the 18th hole of the Farmers Insurance Open Na is no longer the poster boy for slow play. The glacial moving Holmes now lays claim to the title of the slowest player in golf. Whether or not Holmes is actually the slowest may be up for debate but his performance cast him front and center as to what is so very wrong with the pace… Continue Reading

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The Rory Story

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With controversy swirling at Royal Troon in the wake of statements from two of golf’s top players it’s time to cut through the PR and marketing BS and speak plainly. Rory got it right and we all owe him a big “Thank You”for his candor even though it’s come a bit late and has become a distraction on the eve of the OPEN. None of the elite golfers in our game  (or any golfer, for that mater) has grown up… Continue Reading

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Flop Shots: Greg Norman & Ted Bishop

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The world of golf doesn’t lack for over-sized egos. Whether you are walking down the practice range, through the hallways of any of the administrative bodies or watching the talking heads on any television broadcast egos abound. It’s one thing to have a bit of an ego when you’re involved in playing the game and playing with the world’s best. I mean who hasn’t told Tiger Woods or Phil Mickelson how great they are? Same for Jordan Spieth and Rory… Continue Reading

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Bubba Wins 2nd Masters Playing “Bubba Golf”

by Jeff Skinner The Masters never disappoints, well unless you’re Greg Norman or a Norman fan.  But today’s 78th Masters gave us all we could want in a major championship.  Bubba Watson is a deserved champion as he took on all comers and came out with his second green jacket. Bubba plays a different game from the rest of the card carrying professionals.  He never has taken a lesson but could certainly teach plenty about how to hole your ball.… Continue Reading

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Woods, Mickelson, Scott…Player of the Year? Playoffs Will Decide

by Jeff Skinner Things are different on the PGA Tour.  Just go stand at the practice range and listen to those shots rocket off their club.  Or you can peek into player parking where an entire fleet of BMW’s, 700 series, are parked as courtesy cars for every player.  Yes, they live a lifestyle quite different to ours.  And they think differently also. While all the media, print, television and otherwise argue who the frontrunner is for Player of Year… Continue Reading

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Ramblings: The Day Before Play Begins

by G. Rennie The Fed Ex Cup Playoffs are on full boil now as the Tour takes it’s roadshow to Beantown for the second installment of The Playoffs. TPC Boston is host this week to the deserving 100 players who have managed to parlay enough points to survive the cut down from 125 entering week #1 at The Barclays won by World #3 Adam Scott at Liberty National in the reclaimed Jersey swamps. The Deutsche Bank Championship is an anomaly… Continue Reading

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From the Mags: Golf Channel Talking Heads, Bobby Jones & Tiger

by Jeff Skinner While you golf fans are waiting for television coverage of The Barclays to kick in here something to keep you busy: three great articles from the top golf magazines. You remember magazines….they are those things we used to page through while we were at the barbershop.  Yes, there are still barbershops.  Not everyone gets their haircut at a “salon.” Read on…all three are worth the time. In Golf World, Ed Sherman gives us the inside dope on… Continue Reading

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Ramblings From The Easy Chair

by G. Rennie The Copperhead Course at Innisbrook  Resort was one tough test for the PGA Tour’s best this weekend and a deserving first time champ earned his title with aggressive down the stretch shotmaking. Kevin Streelman was the man of the hour and is now in full spotlight. One old hand who stayed under the radar at this tournament (as well as a few others this season) is new half – centenarian Vijay Singh. Vijay finished tied 38th at… Continue Reading

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Ramblings from the Easy Chair

by G. Rennie Rory McIlroy didn’t have his A game today at East Lake in the final round of the Tour Championship and wasn’t able to close the deal on an $11.44 Million pay day with a sweep of the Tour and Fed Ex Cups. And that’s fine by me. Don’t get me wrong,  I’ m a big fan of the Irish Wonderkid and wish him well with every shot. But I’ m glad we don’t have a gang of… Continue Reading

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10 Thing I Think & More…PGA Style

by Jeff Skinner 1.  Rory McIlroy was four months younger than Tiger Woods when they both won their second major.  Rory is the man now. 2.  The Ocean Course lived up to its reputation: with wind it’s a killer, without it’s getable.  The greens aren’t the issue on The Ocean Course, it’s getting there.  All the pros putted well all week. 3.  It was a bad break for Carl Pettersson when he unknowingly moved a leaf in the hazard on… Continue Reading

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